I'm in favor of celebrations!! Birthdays are very special days.....no denying this. I believe in making a big deal over the birthdays of my friends and family...especially kids and grandchildren!
I also make sure I do something unique for myself! I threw my own 60th. BD party a few years ago. Wrote up a clever invitation, planned the entire afternoon with food, fun and games and even made up Adult "goodie bags," for my guests.
I really wasn't sure how everyone was going to react to the craziness of throwing my own party, but they all thought it was the coolest idea ever!.....I got some "funny" gifts.....mostly the kind that my dear friends knew damned well would make an old lady BLUSH!
We had an absolute ball!.......If I make it to 70.....I'm doing it again..only bigger and better!!! LOL